Further Details

Our studio is located at 1527 N. Main St in Royal Oak, Michigan. Just north of downtown Royal Oak and just south of 12 Mile Rd.

No! Parking is available for free in our private parking lot, located just south of our building and just north of the VFW Hall. There is also street parking on Euclid Avenue. Please note parking signs.

We offer payment plans upon request only. If you need a payment plan, please contact us at studio@michiganactorsstudio.com and let’s see how we can help.

Registration closes at the beginning of the second session or when the class sells out, whichever comes first.

Yes! We have classes for beginners of any age. All of our “Introduction” classes are suitable for adults with no training or previous experience.

Acting is acting, no matter if you do it on stage, in front of a camera or in your basement. To be successful, you have to learn how to act first and foremost.

Once you know how to act, you can learn film technique, which is more technical and less about acting. Film technique is about adapting your acting to the film medium. If you are a beginner, we recommend that you have a few acting classes under your belt before you get in front of the camera.

If you already have the skill and are looking to learn the technique, we do offer a film acting class that focuses on technique only.

Honestly, that depends on what you want our classes to do for you. Here are some of the reasons that people take our classes:

  • Acting was always something I wanted to try.
  • I want to meet people and do something fun.
  • I want to overcome my shyness.
  • I give a lot of presentations at work, and I want to improve my stage presence.
  • I need a hobby.
  • I want to be a professional actor, so I need training.

As you can see, there are a lot of different reasons why people take our classes. Everyone who studies with us will have access to world-class training taught by industry professionals and the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the craft of acting. All of this takes place in a diverse and supportive environment. What you do with those things is up to you.

No. Anyone who tells you they can do that is lying to you. Unless it is Steven Spielberg,. He could probably do that. If you know him, could you please give him my headshot?

Our teachers are patient, encouraging, down to earth and knowledgeable. They are passionate about teaching and have over 100 years of combined teaching and acting experience. We also think we're pretty funny, but you'll have to decide that for yourself.

We feel confident saying, "Yes, you will fit in.". How can we say that? We have an incredibly diverse student body. Our students are recent graduates, empty nesters and retirees. They are doctors, line workers, engineers, stay-at-home parents, college students, contractors and teachers. They are lifelong Michiganders from all over the US who recently immigrated to the United States. They are of every color and orientation. It is really important to us that our classrooms are safe spaces. This means that the instructor and student together foster a non-judgmental environment where people from all walks of life are able to bond over their study and love of the craft of acting.

One of the most important elements of a successful coaching session is having a goal. When you are clear about what you want, it makes it easier for our coaches to ensure that you get it!

When you should consider booking an acting coach:

  • I have an audition coming up and I want to be prepared.
  • I want to be ready the next time I need to have an audition prepared.
  • There is something specific I'd like to work on. (A technique, a particular monologue)
  • I feel like my acting is "stuck" and I need a fresh eye.
  • I think I would like to be an actor/study acting, but I'm not sure if it's right for me, I want to check it out without making a big time commitment.

When booking an acting coach is not the best choice:

  • I want to study acting.

Acting coaching is NOT a good substitute for a class and here's why: studying acting is equally about action and observation. When you are watching someone else you can objectively see- without your own fears or doubts attached to it- what is working and what is not.